Executive DirectorWith over 25 years of small business and non-profit executive management and development experience, Sheri comes to NewSpring from her most recent role as COO for the Aspen Art Museum. She has served as CEO/COO/ and Director for various nonprofit organizations in Texas, Tennessee, California and Colorado.; CEO for Houston Center for Literacy, Director of Development for A.D. Players and COO for the Aspen Art Museum. She has also served on the NewSpring Advisory Board for the past several years and has partnered with NewSpring in her role as Director of Development for A.D. Players. Sheri has a passion for serving those members of our community most in need - specifically the children and families of Spring Branch. Sheri grew up in Spring Branch, graduated from Spring Woods High School, and is an Aggie, Texas A&M University, Class of '85. Sheri is married and has two grown children, Sydney and Jude.
Angela Wheat Cheves is a native Houstonian and proud of her roots in Spring Branch. She graduated from the University of Texas (Austin) with a B.A. in Art. She joined the MD Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Art Project (formerly Children’s Christmas Card Project) in 1986. Her 29 year career focused on product development, sales and marketing leadership as the Associate Director. In 2018, she joined the NewSpring staff to focus on marketing, community relations, administrative management and most importantly, to positively impact the Spring Branch community. Angela is a lifelong member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church and also attends Chapelwood United Methodist Church with her husband, Doug Cheves. Together, they have four children and eight grandchildren.
Director of Operations and Programming
Nadine Herrera grew up in Houston, is a graduate of Houston Baptist University, and has always enjoyed serving her community. She received her MBA in 2009 and after working for AT&T for 15 years, decided to leave the company to pursue her dream of helping others through a non-profit organization. In 2015, she accepted the position of Visual Arts Director which allows her to serve and support the students of Spring Branch through Newspring’s afterschool visual arts program. Nadine firmly believes that communication and good relationships with students and their families are the key to a successful after school program.
Program ManagerNatividad is a teaching artist who loves to be creative with both art and numbers. Born and raised in Houston, TX, Naty graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and a minor in Art. She enjoys working with children and due to her devotion to education and art, she strives to create a safe and productive environment for both teachers and students. Natividad values her community and is excited to return to Spring Branch, home of her alma mater, Northbrook High School. Fun fact: Naty currently has 7 cats who dominate her heart. She considers them her children and may soon get more.